cottonwood heights

Looking for a warm and welcoming community that's perfect for outdoor enthusiasts? Cottonwood Heights might just be the perfect fit for you. With stunning views of the Salt Lake Valley, a range of outdoor activities, and great shopping and dining options, Cottonwood Heights is a city that truly has it all.

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*Current population (residents) is a projection of the latest US Census estimate via source. Median sales price and number of homes sold via Utah Real Estate (MLS).

Explore the community



Cottonwood Heights was originally settled as Butlerville. In 2004, residents voted to become the newest city in the Salt Lake Valley, and on January 14, 2005, Cottonwood Heights officially became a city.


Cottonwood Heights is warm and welcoming community, especially for those who love the outdoors. Though homes can be a bit more expensive than other areas nearby, residents enjoy older homes with stunning views of the Salt Lake Valley.


Activities and Attractions

With a range of activities available, including skiing, rock climbing, biking, golfing, and hiking, there's always something to do. In addition, the area boasts great shopping locations and delicious dining options.


Cottonwood Heights is a great area to live in. You are going to pay a higher price to live in one of these homes, because the closer you get to the east side mountains the price of a home goes up. The homes in this area are also typically a little bit older. Cottonwood Heights has a lot of great outdoor activities in close range. You have four close ski resorts - Alta, Snowbird, Brighton, and Solitude nearby for your active skiers and snowboarders. You have trails and campsites all throughout Big and Little Cottonwood canyon. The view from some of these homes is gorgeous as most of these homes look out at the Salt Lake City Valley. There are a ton of great restaurants and coffee shops, however my two favorite and a must go to is the Alpha Coffee shop and Lone Star Taqueria. Seriously though if you want a great drink and awesome meal to eat, these are the two places to go! Cottonwood Heights also has great shopping locations, the best is in Fort Union where there is everything, Walmart, Target, TJ Maxx, DSW shoes, and my favorite Trader Joe's. I love the Cottonwood Heights area. It is really friendly and a place for a great home with a family, couples, or single adults.

Cottonwood Heights is located along the east bench of the Salt Lake valley and is the gateway to Big and Little Cottonwood canyons. This is why it's known as the "city between the canyons" If you enjoy the outdoors, Cottonwood might be your kind of place. Cottonwood is close to two world-class ski resorts, rock climbing routes, biking and hiking trails, and picnic areas.